01 May 2019

Present at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, married in July 2017 and now a proud mother with a baby daughter, Egypt’s Nadeen El-Dawlatly, winner of the women’s singles title on the ITTF World Tour in 2014 in Nigeria, is now aiming to return to international action.

The goal is to compete in the 2019 African Games to be staged later in the year in Morocco in August and September.

by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-African Press Officer

Hard work to make comeback but most certainly Nadeen El-Dawlatly is determined.

“I feel that I have so much more to give, a lot of targets in my mind to achieve. My husband and my family are motivating me to come back even stronger. I feel so motivated, it was hard at the beginning but with some fitness training and a lot of practising, it gets better.” Nadeen El-Dawlatly

A daily routine has been established.

“I wake up early morning, go to work then I return to my baby to spend some time with her and later take her with me to practise. I literally missed everything; from the physical pain and muscle soreness to the heavy training and also I missed so much the competitions and representing my country.” Nadeen El-Dawlatly

The African Games is the priority.

“I am doing all I can to be able to be ready for the 2019 African Games in Morocco. The tournament is of course my focus and I mainly focus on getting back to my shape and to be fit again. My husband and my family are doing everything they can for me to get back stronger. They are helping me in every possible way. I am really grateful and I would not do any of this without them.” Nadeen El-Dawlatly

Notably at the 2015 African Games staged in Brazzaville, Nadeen El-Dawlatly was a member of the Egyptian gold medal winning women’s team. In addition she was the women’s singles runner up beaten by colleague Dina Meshref in the final, the player she partnered to runners up spot in the women’s doubles event.

Nadeen El-Dawlatly with baby daughter and husband (Photo: courtesy of Nadeen El-Dawlatly)
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